'Untangling The Mind: Why We Behave The Way We Do'

Tenley-Friendship Library

'Untangling The Mind: Why We Behave The Way We Do'

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 7 p.m.

book cover artJoin our author talk, Untangling the Mind: Why We Behave The Way We Do with authors Dr. D. Theodore George and Lisa Berger.

Untangling the Mind helps make sense of what's happening—and why. With knowledge of how the brain translates sensory signals into emotions, you will increase your understanding of your own — and others' — behaviors. As you learn about your psychological and neurological makeup, you will begin to see new possibilities for optimism, motivation and well-being.

Once you understand the deeply rooted instincts that activate your emotions, you can live more peacefully, behave in ways that are more in keeping with the person you'd like to be, and enjoy your life more fully. And you'll be better able to remain unaffected by the drama of other people's emotional storms.
About the Authors:
Ted George, board-certified in psychiatry and internal medicine, is an associate clinical director at the NIH and a clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine. Lisa Berger has written numerous popular nonfiction books, which deal with psychiatry, mental illness, and neuroscience.